Apollo 11 Beta Cloth Patch
These patches were printed in 1969 for the Apollo 11 mission.
After the tragic Apollo 1 launch pad fire that killed 3 astronauts, NASA decided to work on removing all flammable materials from the spacecraft cabin. A new material was designed for use as the outer layer of space suits made of teflon-coated fiberglass. This cloth was called Beta cloth and is still widely used for space suits and missions to this day.
By Apollo 7 even the embroidered patches, insignias, and name tags were replaced with screen printed Beta cloth patches.
These patches were misprints and/or test runs to align the screen printing layers. If you look closely, you can see some of the colors are misaligned. They were obtained from the company that manufactured the special inks used in this process. These patches would have been stitched onto the astronaut's suits and coveralls as shown in the image.
Dimensions: 4" x 4"
Very limited supply
Comes in an acrylic display stand
The world's first lunar landing and return. All three stages of the Saturn V fired normally and on time. The Command Service Module (CSM) separated, turned and docked with the Lunar Module (LM). A single spacecraft firing was utilized to escape Earth orbit and set a course to the Moon. In the vicinity of the Moon, the crew sent back a 29-minute color TV transmission. The Commander and the LM pilot undocked the LM and descended to the Moon's surface, landing on the Sea of Tranquility on July 20, at 4:17 PM EDT. Six hours later at 10:55 PM EDT, Neil Armstrong became the world's first human to walk on the Moon. He deployed a television camera and the event was seen by an estimated half-billion people on Earth. The astronauts collected Moon rock samples and conducted scientific experiments. They also talked "live" to President Nixon. Lift-off from the Moon occurred on Monday, July 21 at 1:54 PM EST. Rendezvous with the CSM was accomplished and, after jettisoning the LM ascent stage, the CSM fired its engine to return to the Earth. Six additional live TV transmissions were made on the return trip home. Splashdown occurred July 24 in mid-Pacific after a flight of 195 hours, 18 minutes (eight days, three hours, 18 minutes).
Launch Date: July 16, 1969, 9:32 AM EST
Launch Vehicle: Saturn V
Crew: Commander: Neil A. Armstrong
Command Service Module Pilot: Michael Collins
Lunar Module Pilot: Edwin E. Aldrin Jr
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